Sport Jose Bosingwa says he will not play for Portugal again while Paulo Bento is in charge

Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea defender, has said he will not play international football again while Paulo Bento remains Portugal manager. The 29-year-old had been pre-selected to join his national side for the Euro 2012 play-off games with Bosnia but was left out of Bento's final 25-man squad.

Manchester City target Sergio Aguero wants transfer

Argentina forward Sergio Aguero insists he would be happy moving to England or staying in Spain but made it clear his future lies away from Atletico Madrid.

Megabucks clubs spending in fear as Platini's dictat starts to bite

Uefa guidelines have already had a big effect on the acquisition of players this summer

Unrelenting hunger for success sees Ferguson set the early running

United's summer spending spree reveals manager was not fooled by title triumph

Manchester City target Mauro Zarate wants to stay at Lazio

Reported Manchester City target Mauro Zarate wants to remain at Lazio next season, according to the player's agent.

City refuse to be bossed about by Tevez whose plea provokes no interest

Inter are Argentine's best hope of a move but Abu Dhabi owners will not compromise over player with three years left on contract

Real Madrid complete £27m deal for Fabio Coentrao

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Fabio Coentrao from Benfica on a six-year contract, the Primera Division club have confirmed.

QPR expect Adel Taarabt to leave

QPR manager Neil Warnock has admitted that wantaway skipper Adel Taarabt looks set to leave Loftus Road this summer - but thinks the youngster will grow to regret his decision to leave the newly-promoted side.

Sergio Aguero future remains uncertain

Sergio Aguero has confirmed he has received an offer from Juventus but insists his future will only be decided after the Copa America.

Early Europa return is blessing not burden, says Jol

The Fulham manager Martin Jol insists nobody is complaining about the Cottagers' early return to competitive football and even backed his charges to repeat the Europa League exploits of two years ago.

'Mentally tough De Gea can exceed Van der Sar'

His former coach at Atletico says he is the 'complete keeper' who won't be fazed by £18m move to United

Martin Jol happy with Europa participation

Fulham manager Martin Jol insists nobody is complaining about the Cottagers' early return to competitive football and even backed his charges to repeat the Europa League exploits of two years ago.

Manchester United agree deal for David de Gea

Manchester United have confirmed Spain Under-21 goalkeeper David de Gea is to join them on a five-year contract.

Is Brazilian wonderboy Neymar worth £40m or is he an Abramovich indulgence?

Chelsea may believe teen is the next Messi but prodigies have failed to make grade here in the past

£17.8m keeper De Gea set for United after medical

David de Gea is set to conclude his £17.8m move from Atletico Madrid to Manchester United as goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar's replacement after a medical yesterday.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links